After attending the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, MALEBO GOLOLO needs to get something off her chest about the state of the arts in South Africa.

It’s been a few weeks after the Grahamstown National Arts Festival and a week after the 969 Festival which showcases pieces shown at the National Arts Festival. Artists are also getting ready for the Cape Town Fringe festival which takes place in late September. With all these spectacular art events taking place, I find myself with a lump in my throat and something sitting heavily on my chest that I desperately need to lay off. I do however suspect that my vent will be based on my own personal observation and minor speculation with no scientific research to back me up… Read more